We get scientists the data they need to address critical challenges to the environment and human health.

What the scientific community has to say:

“By partnering with Adventure Scientists and engaging the outdoor community I have access to previously unobtainable data, which has propelled my research in plastic pollution to the forefront of the field.”

Abby Barrows, College of the Atlantic

“These wilderness adventurers supplied us with good, well-documented data … that allowed us to redraw the distribution map and added new evidence to an important hypothesis about how ice worms disperse.”

Roman Dial, Alaska Pacific University

“Half of my study I owe to the samples I got from [Adventure Scientists], and all the samples are vouchers now in the herbarium, so other people can use them. It’s quite a huge resource now.”

loana Onut Brännström, Uppsala University

“Adventure Scientists’ ability to seamlessly manage diverse volunteers and collect quality data in a challenging environment allowed me to focus on management implications. I highly recommend working with them.”

Kyran Kunkel, American Prairie Reserve

“[Adventure Scientists] was crucial in conducting the Olympic National Forest’s winter marten surveys, and this season’s work would not have been such a success without their efforts.”

Betsy Howell, U. S. Forest Service

“Adventure Scientists’ efforts provided us access to remote sampling sites that we would never have reached otherwise. The volunteers were careful to follow our protocols, making the data highly trustworthy.”

Michael Gilmore, Harvard Medical School

“[Adventure Scientists] provided benefits to APR not only through their collection of data but also through their photos, videos, stories, and interactions with the local communities.”

Betty Holder, American Prairie Reserve

“Working with Adventure Scientists has saved numerous person-hours, which eventually translates to quite a bit of cost savings in addition to time savings.”

Liza Holeski, Northern Arizona University

“We now have a bigger team to explore and discover everything better, working with Adventure Scientists.”

Yadi Wang, University of Arizona

“We have a tool now to reach many extreme environments in a relatively short amount of time.”

Dragos Zaharescu, University of Arizona, Biosphere 2

“[Adventure Scientists’] ability to reach a wide audience by connecting with elite athletes provides an exceptional service to scientists.”

Natalie Kehrwald, U. S. Geological Survey

“The crew had great attitudes and worked well with our staff. I look forward to working with such enthusiastic and willing learners in the coming field season.”

Matthew McCollister, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

“The Adventure Scientists crew was a great help with our intensive field research evaluating the efficacy of an experimental vaccine to protect prairie dogs from plague.”

Randy Matchett, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As featured on:

Check out our latest film which begins with a brief overview of the organization and highlights the work of three of our incredible partner scientists. What’s Your Data Dream?

Adventure Scientists in Action

The Science

Learn more about what we do in this short documentary about our work with scientist Abby Barrows, produced by PeoplesTV for a long-time supporter, the Simons Foundation.

The Adventure

Ricky Jones turned his hobby into his job, his van into his home, and his life onto a path of contributing valuable data to science and conservation. Find out what he’s learned along the way.

Why We Need Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Adventure Scientists’ commitment to address environmental and human health challenges is intended to benefit all. In order to do this, we must address inequalities that affect groups targeted with discrimination.

We have intentionally chosen to work with the principles of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (EIJ) because focusing on diversity alone falls short of truly transformative action. By creating an institutional framework that elevates EIJ for all people, we intend that diversity in our staff, board, volunteers, and partners will become a natural extension of that framework.

​We are in the early stages of our journey of meaningful and systemic change, within and outside of our organization. We would like to welcome you to this ongoing conversation as we discover how to best stay true to the scientific discoveries that allow us to progress as a society. Find our EIJ statement and commitment with our Mission and Values.